Numbers 27
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The Daughters of Zelophehad

(Numbers 36:1-13)

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1The daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, belonged to the clans of Manasseh son of Joseph. The names of the daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milkah and Tirzah. They came forward1Then drew near the daughters of Zelophehad the son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, from the clans of Manasseh the son of Joseph. The names of his daughters were: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.1Then the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph, came near; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah and Hoglah and Milcah and Tirzah.1Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.1The daughters of Zelophehad approached; Zelophehad was the son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh from the clans of Manasseh, the son of Joseph. These were the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
2and stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders and the whole assembly at the entrance to the tent of meeting and said,2And they stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest and before the chiefs and all the congregation, at the entrance of the tent of meeting, saying,2They stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest and before the leaders and all the congregation, at the doorway of the tent of meeting, saying,2And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,2They stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders, and the entire community at the entrance to the tent of meeting and said, "
3"Our father died in the wilderness. He was not among Korah's followers, who banded together against the LORD, but he died for his own sin and left no sons.3“Our father died in the wilderness. He was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah, but died for his own sin. And he had no sons.3"Our father died in the wilderness, yet he was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but he died in his own sin, and he had no sons.3Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons.3Our father died in the wilderness, but he was not among Korah's followers, who gathered together against the LORD. Instead, he died because of his own sin, and he had no sons.
4Why should our father's name disappear from his clan because he had no son? Give us property among our father's relatives."4Why should the name of our father be taken away from his clan because he had no son? Give to us a possession among our father’s brothers.”4"Why should the name of our father be withdrawn from among his family because he had no son? Give us a possession among our father's brothers."4Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.4Why should the name of our father be taken away from his clan? Since he had no son, give us property among our father's brothers."
5So Moses brought their case before the LORD,5Moses brought their case before the LORD.5So Moses brought their case before the LORD.5And Moses brought their cause before the LORD.5Moses brought their case before the LORD,

The Law of Inheritances

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6and the LORD said to him,6And the LORD said to Moses,6Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,6And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,6and the LORD answered him, "
7"What Zelophehad's daughters are saying is right. You must certainly give them property as an inheritance among their father's relatives and give their father's inheritance to them.7“The daughters of Zelophehad are right. You shall give them possession of an inheritance among their father’s brothers and transfer the inheritance of their father to them.7"The daughters of Zelophehad are right in their statements. You shall surely give them a hereditary possession among their father's brothers, and you shall transfer the inheritance of their father to them.7The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.7What Zelophehad's daughters say is correct. You are to give them hereditary property among their father's brothers and transfer their father's inheritance to them.
8"Say to the Israelites, 'If a man dies and leaves no son, give his inheritance to his daughter.8And you shall speak to the people of Israel, saying, ‘If a man dies and has no son, then you shall transfer his inheritance to his daughter.8"Further, you shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'If a man dies and has no son, then you shall transfer his inheritance to his daughter.8And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.8Tell the Israelites: When a man dies without having a son, transfer his inheritance to his daughter.
9If he has no daughter, give his inheritance to his brothers.9And if he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers.9'If he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers.9And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his brethren.9If he has no daughter, give his inheritance to his brothers.
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10If he has no brothers, give his inheritance to his father's brothers.10And if he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father’s brothers.10'If he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father's brothers.10And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren.10If he has no brothers, give his inheritance to his father's brothers.
11If his father had no brothers, give his inheritance to the nearest relative in his clan, that he may possess it. This is to have the force of law for the Israelites, as the LORD commanded Moses.'"11And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to the nearest kinsman of his clan, and he shall possess it. And it shall be for the people of Israel a statute and rule, as the LORD commanded Moses.’”11'If his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his nearest relative in his own family, and he shall possess it; and it shall be a statutory ordinance to the sons of Israel, just as the LORD commanded Moses.'"11And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.11If his father has no brothers, give his inheritance to the nearest relative of his clan, and he will take possession of it. This is to be a statutory ordinance for the Israelites as the LORD commanded Moses."

Moses Asks for a Successor

(Deuteronomy 3:23-29)

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12Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go up this mountain in the Abarim Range and see the land I have given the Israelites.12The LORD said to Moses, “Go up into this mountain of Abarim and see the land that I have given to the people of Israel.12Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go up to this mountain of Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the sons of Israel.12And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.12Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go up this mountain of the Abarim range and see the land that I have given the Israelites.
13After you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was,13When you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was,13"When you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was;13And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.13After you have seen it, you will also be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was.
14for when the community rebelled at the waters in the Desert of Zin, both of you disobeyed my command to honor me as holy before their eyes." (These were the waters of Meribah Kadesh, in the Desert of Zin.)14because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin when the congregation quarreled, failing to uphold me as holy at the waters before their eyes.” (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)14for in the wilderness of Zin, during the strife of the congregation, you rebelled against My command to treat Me as holy before their eyes at the water." (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)14For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.14When the community quarreled in the Wilderness of Zin, both of you rebelled against My command to show My holiness in their sight at the waters." Those were the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin.
15Moses said to the LORD,15Moses spoke to the LORD, saying,15Then Moses spoke to the LORD, saying,15And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying,15So Moses appealed to the LORD,"
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16"May the LORD, the God who gives breath to all living things, appoint someone over this community16“Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation16"May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,16Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,16May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the community
17to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the LORD's people will not be like sheep without a shepherd."17who shall go out before them and come in before them, who shall lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the LORD may not be as sheep that have no shepherd.”17who will go out and come in before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of the LORD will not be like sheep which have no shepherd."17Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.17who will go out before them and come back in before them, and who will bring them out and bring them in, so that the LORD's community won't be like sheep without a shepherd."

Joshua to Succeed Moses

(Deuteronomy 31:7-8)

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18So the LORD said to Moses, "Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit of leadership, and lay your hand on him.18So the LORD said to Moses, “Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him.18So the LORD said to Moses, "Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him;18And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him;18The LORD replied to Moses, "Take Joshua son of Nun, a man who has the Spirit in him, and lay your hands on him.
19Have him stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire assembly and commission him in their presence.19Make him stand before Eleazar the priest and all the congregation, and you shall commission him in their sight.19and have him stand before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation, and commission him in their sight.19And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight.19Have him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole community, and commission him in their sight.
20Give him some of your authority so the whole Israelite community will obey him.20You shall invest him with some of your authority, that all the congregation of the people of Israel may obey.20"You shall put some of your authority on him, in order that all the congregation of the sons of Israel may obey him.20And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.20Confer some of your authority on him so that the entire Israelite community will obey him.
21He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring of the Urim before the LORD. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in."21And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before the LORD. At his word they shall go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he and all the people of Israel with him, the whole congregation.”21"Moreover, he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before the LORD. At his command they shall go out and at his command they shall come in, both he and the sons of Israel with him, even all the congregation."21And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.21He will stand before Eleazar who will consult the LORD for him with the decision of the Urim. He and all the Israelites with him, even the entire community, will go out and come back in at his command."
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22Moses did as the LORD commanded him. He took Joshua and had him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole assembly.22And Moses did as the LORD commanded him. He took Joshua and made him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole congregation,22Moses did just as the LORD commanded him; and he took Joshua and set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation.22And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation:22Moses did as the LORD commanded him. He took Joshua, had him stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire community,
23Then he laid his hands on him and commissioned him, as the LORD instructed through Moses.23and he laid his hands on him and commissioned him as the LORD directed through Moses.23Then he laid his hands on him and commissioned him, just as the LORD had spoken through Moses.23And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.23laid his hands on him, and commissioned him, as the LORD had spoken through Moses.



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